Patriot Bands

Australian Anti-Racism TV Ad Immediately Gets Racist Reaction

“Why should anyone be made to feel like crap, just for being who they are?”

1. Mental health advocacy group Beyond Blue has launched a new campaign about “casual racism” in Australia.

Australian Anti-Racism TV Ad Immediately Gets Racist Reaction

View this image ›

Beyond Blue / Via youtube.com

2. The campaign aims to highlight Australia’s casual racism towards Indigenous Australians. It shows various situations where people are giving in to a racist voice in their head.

Australian Anti-Racism TV Ad Immediately Gets Racist Reaction

View this image ›

Beyond Blue / Via youtube.com

3. Beyond Blue says this casual racism by the “Invisible Discriminator” leads to high rates of depression and anxiety in Indigenous communities.

Australian Anti-Racism TV Ad Immediately Gets Racist Reaction

View this image ›

Beyond Blue / Via youtube.com

4. And seemingly small moments make a remarkable impact on people’s mental health.

Australian Anti-Racism TV Ad Immediately Gets Racist Reaction

View this image ›

Beyond Blue / Via youtube.com

5. The campaign launched with the hashtag #stopthinkrespect which trended in Australia’s biggest capital cities.

Trendsmap Sydney @TrendsSydney

#stopthinkrespect is now trending in #Sydney http://t.co/pCmfpRwjYr

Trendsmap Melbourne @TrendsMelbourne

#stopthinkrespect is now trending in #Melbourne http://t.co/V1EvVfTorv

7. And immediately there was a debate about whether “abo” was a racist term.

Read more: http://buzzfeed.com/markdistefano/anti-racism-ad-immediately-gets-racist-reaction

Comments are closed.